Holiday shopping is continuing to move rapidly online, with an 18.1 percent increase from 2016 to this year in the U.S., according to MasterCard SpendingPulse. The global shift in shopping habits is led by consumers in the U.K., however, who a Nomura analyst says did 15.7 percent of their retail shopping online in 2017, Business Insider reports.
Data from Barclays shows online shopping in the U.K. is rising by more than 1 percent per year, suggesting that half of all credit and debit card transactions will be done online by 2050, and the Office for National Statistics says Britons now spend an average of £1.2 billion online weekly, up over 10 percent from just a year ago.
In a study of U.S. consumer spending from Nov. 1 through Dec. 24, Mastercard found holiday sales increased by 4.9 percent, the largest increase since 2011, with online shopping surpassing traditional “brick and mortar” gains in numerous categories.
“Evolving consumer preferences continue to play out in the aisles and online sites of retailers across the U.S.,” said Sarah Quinlan, senior vice president of Market Insights, Mastercard. “Overall, this year was a big win for retail. The strong U.S. economy was a contributing factor, but we also have to recognize that retailers who tried new strategies to engage holiday shoppers were the beneficiaries of this sales increase.”
December 23 was the next biggest day to Black Friday for overall shopping, bringing the holiday total for U.S. online spending

 

As U.S. consumers prepare for the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping bonanzas, threat management firm RiskIQ is warning that one in 25 Black Friday-themed mobile apps is fake.
Not only are four percent of the 4,356 Black Friday-themed apps found to be malicious, but some 32,000 malicious mobile apps make use of branding from the top five online retailers, according to RiskIQ’s 2017 Black Friday E-Commerce Blacklist. These apps are used to extract credit card information, Facebook or Gmail credentials, or download malware or ransomware.
The prize of credit card information from frenzied Black Friday shoppers represents an attractive target for cybercriminals, as sales last year topped $9.36 million (per Adobe), and RiskIQ notes that totals for this year will reach $10.8 billion if they increase by the same 16.4 percent rate as they did from 2015 to 2016.
For each of the top five brands there are at least 15 malicious apps available using their name with the term “Black Friday,” and there are 1,451 blacklisted URLs containing “Black Friday” along with their branded terms, as malicious actors target shoppers on both desktop and mobile devices.
One encouraging note in the report is that 40 percent fewer blacklisted apps were found in Q2 than in Q1, possibly reflecting increased awareness among consumers and app store owners.
RiskIQ compiled the blacklist with its exclusive virtual user technology and correlation method analytics to identify threats among the more

 

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It’s that time of year again! Black Friday shoppers have already hit the ground running, filling up their carts with the best deals on electronics, clothing and even web hosting. In the week ending November 27, 2014, there is up to 70 percent off dedicated servers, as well as many discounts on hosting.

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It’s that time of year again! Black Friday shoppers have already hit the ground running, filling up their carts with the best deals on electronics, clothing and even web hosting. In the week ending November 27, 2014, there is up to 70 percent off dedicated servers, as well as many discounts on hosting.

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In the week ending November 29, 2013, there are numerous Black Friday deals on hosting services. DemoWolf has video tutorial discounts, and MonsterMegs, Media Temple, MaxCDN, Hostgator, and TurnKey Internet have a variety of servers and hosting packages on sale. Some sales end Monday, but some end Friday.

 

November 23, 2012 — With the holiday shopping season officially kicking off this Friday, there was no shortage of promotions from web hosting companies, many of whom announced Black Friday sales, promising customers discounts on their services.

Keep on reading: Web Hosting Sales and Promos Roundup – Friday, November 23, 2012

 

November 16, 2012 — The web hosting sales and promos for the week ending November 16, 2012, include Superb Internet’s massive Black Friday sale, A2 Hosting’s discounts on shared hosting, reseller, and VPS plans, ExpertMeHosting’s free 30-day trial on its unlimited hosting package, and Phoenix NAP offering discounts on its quarter cabinet bundles.

Keep on reading: Web Hosting Sales and Promos Roundup – November 16, 2012

 

(WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Black Friday deals are not just for electronics and clothes, but for services like web hosting too. In the week ending November 25, 2011, several web hosting providers are offering discounts on domains and hosting. A2 Hosting is offering a 51 percent discount, HostGator is offering 50 percent off for Friday only, Action Web Group launched its Cyber Monday Jackpot Special, CoolHandle is offering a year of reseller hosting for 99 cents, 123-reg is offering discount .biz extensions and TrendyHost has launched its Black Friday sale.

Web Host A2 Hosting Offers 51 Percent Discount

Web hosting provider A2 Hosting is offering 51 percent off its startup web hosting plan. The plan is $2.43 per month when you enter coupon code 51FTW at checkout. The plans include unlimited disk space, unlimited monthly data transfer and unlimited email accounts.

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